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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Motivated professional offering 27 years of experience in Home Decor Design and Buying. Adds value to any organization in need of great collaboration, interpersonal and multitasking abilities. Meets tight deadlines. Seeking opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth.

Skills
  • Basic Math
  • Data Management
  • Problem Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Training & Development
  • Computer Skills
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Relationship Building
  • Microsoft Office
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Team Building
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • People Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Team Management
  • Visual Product Development
  • Art Composition
Experience
07/2009 to Current
Director of Product Design / Buyer Stylecraft Home Collection City, STATE,
  • Meets with customers to establish ideas, goals and guidelines.
  • Coordinated with suppliers to move ideas into production.
  • Reviewed and approved all designs for customers, store line, and license products.
  • Presented final products to customers for approval.
  • Managed own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
  • Organized and headed brainstorming sessions to flush out prospective product ideas.
  • Facilitated coaching and feedback for newer team members to guide their ideas into workable, practical design.
  • Collaborated with peers and other design team members to discuss product enhancements and features.
  • Modified and refined designs to conform with customer specifications, production limitations or changes in design trends.
  • Presented designs and quotes to customers for approval .
  • Directed and coordinated samples from sketches.
  • Researched production specifications, costs and manufacturing methods and provided itemized production requirements.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and capabilities.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Selected furniture, light fixtures and accessories to create unique and inviting showroom to meet customer vision.
  • Reviewed project costs, budgets and adherence to schedules.
  • Developed home decor design concepts and prepared samples for customer review.
  • Developed new finishes and sourced fabrics to meet and maintain ongoing styles and new trends.
  • Created professional presentations to creatively communicate design intent and direction.
  • Created custom design boards with attention to detail for visual representation, including samples of fabrics, wall finishes and Lighting ideas.
  • Researched concepts and followed industry trends to provide knowledgeable insight to clients.
  • Followed all designs and work pricing with suppliers to get the best looks at the best prices.
  • Prepared presentations for quarterly trends
  • Works one on one with International Vendors.
  • International Travels, including 6 months of the year in China for 19 years.
  • Works with Brand Licensing directly with products, marketing, set-up, pricing, shipping, and quality control.
05/2008 to 03/2009
Product Design / Buyer Illumination Station City, STATE,
  • Led sourcing projects to maintain on-time delivery of purchased materials.
  • Collaborated with vendors to obtain first choice of new products and remain competitive with customers.
  • Researched competitors and sourced new vendors.
  • Negotiated with selected suppliers to obtain lowest unit cost.
  • Participated in supplier calls to define component deliveries, meeting scheduled production dates.
  • Requested pricing quotes from suppliers to determine best source of supply.
  • Maintained supplier relationships to improve lead time, cost and quality.
  • Evaluated quotations received from prospective suppliers to award purchase orders.
  • Researched sources of supply and services to maintain flexibility, high quality and competitive pricing.
  • Assessed trends and inventory usage to provide maximum product coverage for different time frames.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to meet customer requirements and market demands.
  • Negotiated prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements with suppliers.
  • Presented new merchandise ideas and campaigns to company executives and sales managers.
  • Negotiated product prices, discounts and shipping incentives with vendors.
  • Traveled to various locations to procure materials and products from vendors.
  • Reviewed customer feedback to brainstorm new merchandise ideas and improve existing products.
  • Collaborated with company managers regarding product pricing, promotions and markdowns.
  • Explained product features and benefits to company staff members and customers.
  • Tracked product and supply inventories and reported findings to supervisors.
  • Stayed abreast of market trends and anticipated consumer needs and purchasing habits.
  • Assessed condition of shipped products upon arrival to meet quality standards.
  • Examined, selected and purchased merchandise consistent with specification requirements.
  • Sourced new vendors and suppliers to boost product offerings and increase profit margins at each store location.
  • Obtained information about customer needs and preferences by conferring with sales or purchasing personnel.
03/2005 to 04/2008
Product Design and Sales / Lampshades Stylecraft City, STATE,
  • Led full product development lifecycles from concept phase through final production.
  • Designed project development timelines with key milestones and clear descriptions of scope and delivery requirements.
  • Met with potential customers to ascertain design and production requirements and prepared subsequent estimates for retention of design and production services.
  • Compiled Bill of Materials reports using [Software], contributing clear budgetary guidelines for project proposals.
  • Created and maintained process and production documentation.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
05/1997 to 03/2005
Product Design - Lampshades Berman Industries City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with peers and other design team members to discuss product enhancements and features.
  • Modified and refined designs to conform with customer specifications, production limitations or changes in design trends.
  • Presented designs and quotes to customers for approval .
  • Directed and coordinated samples from sketches.
  • Researched production specifications, costs and manufacturing methods and provided itemized production requirements.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and capabilities.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Selected furniture, light fixtures and accessories to create unique and inviting showroom to meet customer vision.
  • Reviewed project costs, budgets and adherence to schedules.
  • Developed home decor design concepts and prepared
  • Developed new finishes and sourced fabrics to meet and maintain ongoing and new trends.
  • Created professional presentations to creatively communicate design intent and direction.
  • Created custom design boards with attention to detail for visual representation, including samples of fabrics, wall finishes and Lighting ideas.
  • Researched concepts and followed industry trends to provide knowledgeable insight to clients.
  • Followed all designs and work pricing with suppliers to get the best looks at the best prices.
  • Prepared presentations for quarterly trends
  • Works one on one with International Vendors.
  • International Travels, including 6 months of the year in China for 19 years.
  • Works with Brand Licensing directly with products, marketing, set-up, pricing, shipping, and quality control.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
: Criminal Justice
Northwest Community College - Southaven, MS,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Northwest Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Product Design / Buyer
  • Product Design / Buyer
  • Product Design and Sales / Lampshades
  • Product Design - Lampshades

Degrees

  • Some College (No Degree)

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